Friday, May 31, 2013

The Robin's Nest blog Hop

Featuring The Robin's Nest Products

If you just happened to have stumbled upon my blog, please start at 
Craftin Desert Divas so you don't miss out on a thing. If you have arrived from Mary's blog then you are in the right spot. 

Here is the project I have created for this hop...

My background papers, tag and "little baby" embellishments are all from The Robin's Nest.  I used a sentiment from an older Scrappy Moms stamp set.  The crinkle ribbon is  homemade leftovers in my stash and I added a prima rose.

The Robin's Nest is also sponsoring this hop
The winner will receive some Robin's Nest Dew Drops!!

There is wonderful blog candy along the way!! Be sure to stop at each blog along the hop, leave a comment to be eligible to win. 

Your next stop is : Robin

Here's the lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cardz TV Stamps' "Father's Day" Challenge

Happy Friday and welcome to another Cardz TV Stamps challenge.  This time our theme is "Father's Day -  make a card, layout or craft project for Father’s Day".  I chose to make a card for my hubby!

We are do-it-yourself home remodelers so this card is perfect for my husband!!  I used Cardz TV Stamps' set "You're the Man" for both of my sentiments.  My toolbox is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Tool Time Cutting Files" and my sentiment frame is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Sentiment Spots Cutting Files".    The background paper is from Crate Paper and the twine is American Crafts.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the CTVS design team's projects and enter your "Father's Day" project too by heading over to Mary's blog.  Thanks for stopping by today!!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Ladybug Hugs" - PPPR Design Team Day

Today is another project day for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons design team.  I decided to make a birthday card for a sweet little neighbor girl who turned 5 yesterday!  My youngest was invited to her party so I made this card especially with her in mind.  I used Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons "Ladybug Cutting files" for my ladybug holding the flower.  I also used PPPR "Layered Labels 2 cutting files" for the frame behind her.  I created a shadow layer for the yellow portion of the frame.  

My designer paper is from the Bo Bunny 6x6 "sweet cakes" pad.  My sentiments are from Cardz TV Stamps "Think Spring" and "Good Times" sets.   Thanks for stopping by today!!  Don't forget to head over to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG to see what the rest of the team's projects and to see what's new in the store.  

Ladybug Cutting FilesLayered Labels 2 Cutting Files

Winner of Cardz TV Stamps blog candy

I used to pick the winner of my blog candy from the Cardz TV Stamps blog hop.  The lucky winner is #65!!

"My favorite in this hop!!!!"

I happen to know this is Jennifer from Creative Cricut Designs - so congrats girlie and message me your address so I can get you your goodies!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

"You Sweep Me Off My Feet"

Happy Monday my fellow bloggers!!  I am sharing with you a card I made for the current 3 Girl Jam challenge "Use a digi w/ribbon" sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.

I used the "Sassy Angel" image from Sassy Studio Designs and I used the "purple passion" crinkle ribbon from the 3 Girl Jam "Royal bundle".   My sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps' "Heart to Heart" set.  

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the current challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs (the winner will get 4 digis of their choice) and by 3 Girl Jam (a gift certificate for $10...wowza). This Challenge goes through May 23rd so be sure to head into your creative space and get started on your project!!   Head over to the 3 Girl Jam Challenge Blog to post your project.  Make sure you follow the challenge rules posted there so that your project can be eligible to win this great prize.  

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"You've Got Mail" blog hop day 2 Cardz TV Stamps

Welcome to day 2 of the Cardz TV Stamps "You've Got Mail" blog hop.  The design team divided into 2 teams to make our blog hop a weekend event.  If you missed the first day of the blog hop you can visit those blogs by beginning here.  You should have arrived at my blog from the lovely Julie's blog.   The Cardz TV Stamps design team is sharing projects we have made using one of the new stamp releases "Snail Mail".  This is such an adorable stamp set and I see so many possibilities with this one and I guarantee you will enjoy the diversity of the projects that have been created this weekend using this new set.  Here is my project -

I used a file from Miss Kate Cuttables for my airplane and clouds.  I created this card as a birthday card for one of my nephews.  He lives out of state so I thought the special delivery sentiment was perfect in more than one way.  On the inside I also used another Cardz TV Stamps' set "Good Times" and stamped "Happy Birthday".  I used some 3 Girl Jam Navy Blue crinkle ribbon on the side of my card.  

I have some blog candy for you today -

a 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts 
and some pinwheel 3d stickers that
match well with the paper

To be eligible for the candy I do ask that you be a follower and have a U.S. address.  Please leave a comment along with a way to get ahold of you if you are the winner.  

Now it is time to go visit the lovely Rachelle  who is the next stop in the blog hop.  Thanks for stopping by today!!  Here is the full blog list for the hop in case you get lost along the way :-)

"Just For Him" Blog Hop - Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

Happy Saturday and welcome to the "Just For Him" blog hop with the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' design team.  Today the PPPR design team is sharing projects geared for men - dads, granddads, sons, brothers, etc.  For my project, I used the PPPR "Football Cutting Files" and made a football shaped card.  I created a shadow using my sihouette software and welded 2 shadow together to make the base of the card. I also inserted a small rectangle into the welded shape to give the fold of the card a bit more stability.  I used the Oregon Duck colors green and yellow for my card since our household "bleeds green" and 2 of us are alumnae and a 3rd will be going to the U of O next year.  This card will probably be for my husband for father's day.  I had some U of O paper and used my circle punch to cut out an "O" and adhered it to an epoxy sticker.  I used the tiny bubbles cuttlebug folder to emboss a section of the football to make it more realistic looking.  My sentiment is from Cardz TV stamps and my twine is from the twinery.

Lisa is offering some blog candy and for a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on our hop and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, May 21st.  Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

Thanks for stopping by today, now it is time to "hop" on over to the lovely Shannon's blog.

Lisa ~

Melisa ~

Jeanne ~

Candace -



Tanya ~

Ana Maria ~

Nicole ~

Shannon -

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Springtime Hugs - PPPR Design Team day

Happy Wednesday to you all!!  Today I have a card to share with you for my design team project for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  I am just loving all of Lisa's new releases for spring.  I am hoping spring is visiting wherever you live.  Normally springtime means rain for Oregon but I feel as if we have skipped right over spring and jumped into summer with the beautiful weather we have been blessed with lately.

For my card I used the "Rain or Shine" cutting files set for the boots and the umbrella and the "Scalloped Circles" cutting files set for the lacey circle.  I cut the edge of the scalloped circle off to create the effect on my card.  My sentiment is from Cardz TV stamps' "Think Spring" set.  Make sure to stop by the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons BLOG today to see what the rest of the design team has created - such a talented group of ladies, I am sure you will be inspired.  Don't forget to sign up for the PPPR newsletter while you are there so that you can keep informed of all of the newest releases, sales and weekly freebies.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed week!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Birthday Wishes - 3 Girl Jam DT

Happy Monday my fellow paper crafters, today is my turn to post for the 3 Girl Jam design team.   I am here today to share with you a card I made for my daughter's 18th birthday.  This past Monday my oldest daughter turned 18 and this is the card her dad and I gave her.

I used some 3 Girl Jam "cherry lipstick" crinkle ribbon to decorate her card.   My flower is from the silhouette online store - item #20660.  The frame is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons "Layered Labels 2" cutting files set.  The sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps' set "Good Times".   I am happy with how my card turned out and my daughter loved it.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013

CTVS "There's no other like my mother"

Welcome back to another Cardz TV Stamps challenge.  This time the challenge theme is "There is no other like my mother" - make a card, layout or craft project for Mother's Day.  Here is my project for the challenge -

I love these criss cross cards and I followed the directions on Splitcoastampers to make mine.  I used 2 different Cardz TV stamps' sets for my sentiments - "Good Times" and "It's all about you".   My pretty flower is from the "Spring Garden" cutting files set from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.    Make sure you stop by the Cardz TV blog to see the rest of the design team's projects and don't forget to enter your project too while you are there.  As always, Mary will be picking one random winner to receive a set of Cardz TV stamps of their choice.  Thanks for stopping by today!!